Pennsylvania: SEPTA facing $63M capital budget shortfall over OOIDA and NMA lawsuit

SEPTA is bracing for a possible $63 million shortfall in its capital budget in 2019, pending the outcome of a contentious lawsuit filed in federal court by two motorists’ groups. The lawsuit imperils funding set aside by Act 44, 2007 legislation that diverts some $450 million in toll revenues from the debt-ridden Pa. Turnpike Authority to the Pa. Department of Transportation to support multimodal projects. A 2014 earmark began diverting most of this funding to mass transit providers, like SEPTA…